From tomorrow Tuesday 16,904 appointments for vaccination of people aged 71 and over. According to the design of the National Vaccination Plan for COVID-19 and the prioritization of population groups, the vaccination of the elderly has been given priority from the beginning, taking into account that this is a vulnerable group of citizens at increased risk for serious illness and hospitalization. According to data released by the European Center for Monitoring and Prevention (ECDC) on 14 February, Cyprus has largely achieved its first target for vaccination coverage for the elderly, ranking 2nd among European countries as to vaccinate persons 80 years of age and older.
As part of the Vaccination Plan, as of Saturday, February 20, a total of 58,490 vaccinations were given, of which 19,221 concerned individuals who had completed their vaccination with both doses of the vaccine. At the same time, the Ministry of Health continues the vaccination coverage of health professionals, vulnerable groups and the elderly, with the aim of administering the first dose to the age group of 70 years and over within the next two weeks.
New appointments for people 71 years and older
To achieve the plan, the Ministry of Health announces that from tomorrow, February 23, at 9 am, 16,904 vaccination appointments will be available for people aged 71 and over for all Vaccination Centers across Cyprus. It is noted that from Thursday, February 25, an additional Vaccination Center will be put into operation at Old Electric in Paphos, where up to seven workshops will operate simultaneously. Also, from Friday, February 26, there will be a Vaccination Center at the PASYDY House in Larnaca, where up to seven workshops can also operate simultaneously.
In order to avoid inconvenience and confusion in the Vaccination Centers, and because it has been observed that in some cases the citizens arrive much earlier than their scheduled appointment, a warm appeal is made as the people who will be vaccinated go to the Vaccination Centers during their non-appointment .
At the same time, it is recommended to the citizens who belong to the age sub-group that has priority for vaccination, to arrange appointments on the first day and time available, so that there is a continuous flow in the Vaccination Centers.
It is reminded that depending on the rate of exhaustion of appointments for people over 71 years, citizens will be informed through an announcement about the availability of appointments in next age sub-groups. Citizens are invited to follow the announcements of the Ministry of Health, in order to know the differences in the age group and to make an appointment.
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